Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WEST RIVER RX...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
909 AM CDT WED APR 9 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0810 CDT ON APRIL 09.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
UNSEASONABLY WARM TODAY WITH HIGHS AROUND 80. VERY DRY AIRMASS
WILL ALLOW FOR MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES TO DROP TO AROUND
14 PERCENT. WINDS WILL PRIMARILY BE WESTERLY THROUGH THE
DAY...BECOMING GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS EVENING A COLD FRONT
WILL PUSH ACROSS THE AREA WITH A WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST THEN
NORTH. ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE FOR
PRECIPITATION. THE AIRMASS IS FAIRLY DRY SO THE SHOWERS WILL BE
HIGH BASED AND PRODUCE LITTLE MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IF ANY.
COOLER TOMORROW WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 81.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS 7 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 17
                    MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 7 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
                    MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 30 MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 TO 6 OR LOW TO HIGH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL UNTIL 1100. 12600-13900 FT AGL
                    AFTER 1500.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 8 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 28 TO 29 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR INCREASING TO EXCELLENT.

TIME (CDT)      8 AM   10 AM  NOON   2 PM   4 PM   6 PM
SKY (%).........9      11     13     16     24     32
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............45     58     72     80     81     81
RH..............55     34     20     15     14     14
20 FT WIND......SW 6   W 8    W 10   W 12   W 14   W 14
20 FT WIND GUST.15     15     20     30     30     30
EYE LEVEL WIND..SW 6   W 8    W 10   W 12   W 14   W 14
EYE LEVEL WIND..15     15     20     30     30     30
HAINES INDEX....4      4      5      6      6      6

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MAX HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 8 TO 16 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 8 TO 16 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 6 OR VERY LOW TO HIGH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12200 FT AGL UNTIL 2000...THEN 8200 FT AGL
                    UNTIL 2100...THEN 4200 FT AGL UNTIL 2200...THEN
                    200-2000 FT AGL UNTIL 0300...THEN 2800-3800 FT
                    AGL UNTIL 0600...THEN 1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 26 MPH DECREASING TO 7 TO 12 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTH 13 TO 18 MPH LATE IN THE EVENING
                    INCREASING TO 24 TO 32 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT
                    SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND 21 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT DECREASING TO VERY GOOD EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO POOR EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING INCREASING TO GOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT
                    DECREASING TO POOR.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
SKY (%).........34     46     57     77     74     70
WEATHER COV.....S CHC  S CHC  S CHC  S CHC  S CHC  S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....TSTORM TSTORM TSTORM RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR
TEMP............77     63     56     52     48     45
RH..............16     30     43     54     60     65
20 FT WIND......NW 13  NW 12  NW 12  N 12   N 10   N 7
20 FT WIND GUST.30     30     30     30     20     15
EYE LEVEL WIND..NW 13  NW 12  NW 12  N 12   N 10   N 7
EYE LEVEL WIND..30     30     30     30     20     15
HAINES INDEX....6      5      4      3      3      3

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 0900. 8100-8800 FT AGL
                    AFTER 1600.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 17 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR INCREASING TO GOOD IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM   9 AM   11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
SKY (%).........62     52     37     27     38     52
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............43     46     52     57     60     61
RH..............67     53     39     31     28     28
20 FT WIND......N 6    NW 5   NW 5   NW 6   W 6    W 5
20 FT WIND GUST.10            10     15     15     10
EYE LEVEL WIND..N 6    NW 5   NW 5   NW 6   W 6    W 5
EYE LEVEL WIND..10            10     15     15     10
HAINES INDEX....4      4      4      4      4      4

$$
FORECASTER...MASEK
REQUESTED BY...BILLY CUMBOW
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140409.WESTR.01/LBF






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